On January 19 - 22, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to document the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. I wanted to know how people felt about the last four years, their hopes for the next four, what issues were most important to them and why they wanted to be there. I photographed and interviewed people on Sunday before the inauguration, the morning of the inauguration on the National Mall, after the inauguration on the Mall and along the parade route, and then later that evening at an inauguration party. I asked most everyone five main questions:
Are your expectations the next four years different than they were four years ago?
Did President Obama have a tangible impact on your life the past four years?
What would you like his priority to be for the next term?
Did you have any disappointments the past four years?
If there's one thing you could tell President Obama, what would it be?
These are their stories.